International Water Association

Going with the social franchising flow

Jay Bhagwan, chair of IWA’s Specialist Group on Non-sewered Sanitation, gives the background to and looks at the prospects for South Africa’s use of...

EIB turns the tap on sustainable investment

The European Investment Bank is a key lender to the water sector, both in the EU and beyond. Keith Hayward looks at its activity,...

Trust in water markets must be earned

Risks and externalities demand careful and inclusive design By Nell Green Nylen and Michael Kiparsky With markets increasingly viewed as a preferred (or even the only)...

The climate resilience role for water safety plans

The use of water safety plans is being extended in response to the growing challenges of climate change. Kizito Masinde, Katharine Cross and Matthew Damons look at...

Viewpoint: disrupting water supply and sanitation in Latin America

Pablo Bereciartua on water utility innovation and the opportunities to break from traditional approaches. Latin America is home to more than 600 million people. Countries...

Framing the future for water sector financing

The water sector needs to secure much greater investment, but also to direct this at the most appropriate solutions and to build creditworthy utilities....
Peter Yolles, founder of WaterSmart Software, Inc.

Overcoming the FEAR factor can drive innovation

By Peter Yolles For decades, water utilities have confronted rising costs and increasingly variable supplies with slow adoption of new technologies, practices, and behaviour. While...

How the Rainbow Nation dried up

Can South Africa regain its adaptive capacity after suffering its biggest ever drought? By Tony Turton* South Africa holds a unique place in the international water...

Berlin’s citizens reclaim their river after 100-year ban

The last time swimmers were able to bathe in the River Spree was 1925 when it was closed due to increasing pollution. Jonathan Andrews met...

Portugal enables the human rights to water and sanitation by design

By Carolina Latorre Policies are blueprints through which we transform vision into reality. So when the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) incorporated the human rights to safe...

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COVID-19: an opportunity to recover better

The water sector has found itself caught up in the current pandemic in many ways. Our responses can help shape a more resilient future...

NEWS

WHO and surveillance of COVID-19 virus in wastewater and sludge

By Kate Medlicott, Team Leader for Sanitation and Wastewater, Water, Sanitation Hygiene and Health Unit, WHO Geneva The promising progress with surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2...